The most interesting portion of the issue for non-regular readers of America is, by far, the Books & Culture section, which reviews (and reflects on) books and art from a Catholic perspective: from a Lenten meditation on English painter Stanley Spencer’s “Christ Carrying the Cross,” to a review of Massimo Franco’s book documenting the relationship between the Vatican and the U.S., to a level-headed review of a book that investigates how health outcomes might be influenced by faith. The reviews are short, but written by those with relevant expertise, authoritative and pleasurable to read. –Jane Kim

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